Conquering the Cobbles

Peloton vs. Pavé in Tour de France Stage 5

The highly anticipated Tour de France cobblestone stage from Ypres to Arenberg took place today under stormy skies with especially muddy and slick course conditions. The stage saw many crashes with defending Tour de France champion, Chris Froome (Team Sky), withdrawing from the race after a fall.

Lars Boom (Belkin Pro Cycling) took the win while SRM teams continue to hold all leaders jerseys: Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in yellow as GC leader, Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) in polka-dots for mountains classification, and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) leading in points and young rider.

Below is an SRM photo gallery from Amy de Wall capturing the days efforts and expressions.

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